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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (RKO, 1939). British Quad (30" X 40").
    A haunting image of the deformed Quasimodo (Charles Laughton) cradling a limp Esmeralda (Maureen O'Hara) graces this absolutely stunning British poster. This second screen version of Victor Hugo's classic novel, in which a hunchbacked bell-ringer falls in love with a gypsy girl wrongly accused of murder, still remains the best adaptation. Laughton's portrayal of Quasimodo is that of a gentle and tender creature with a tortured soul, unlike Lon Chaney's earlier depiction of a more monstrous character. This is the first time Heritage has offered this impressive British quad from the classic film, showcasing exquisite Kay artwork. Prior to restoration, it had pinholes in the borders, a tear in the lower border, a small hole in the left border, and a minor chip in the lower right corner. Touchup work has been done to the folds. Very Fine on Paper.


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    November, 2013
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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